Since our founding in 1900 by Brother Gouverneur P. Hance, charitable contributions have been a critical cornerstone in our mission of providing comprehensive, compassionate care regardless of ability to pay.
Our residents, patients, and their family members often want to give something back in gratitude for the outstanding care currently being offered, or for quality care and personal attention received in the past. St. Barnabas Charities – the fundraising arm of St. Barnabas Health System and a 501 (c) 3 organization – offers a variety of convenient giving options.
Click here to learn more about our giving options
St. Barnabas Free Care Fund
The St. Barnabas Free Care Fund provides more than $6 million to needy patients at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas who can not afford their care.
St. Barnabas raises money for its Free Care Fund through fundraising events and establishments such as:
Special People Fund: Learn More
This employee-exclusive giving program is your means to contribute toward free care and renovations for the patients of St. Barnabas. Each year St. Barnabas employees dedicate a portion of their earnings to support this fund — special people helping special people.
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Annual Fundraising Events
Kean Quest Talent Search: Learn More
February 6 – April 10, 2015 | Kean Theatre
Kean Quest Talent Search welcomes everyone who thinks he or she has what it takes to be the next champion! Perform at one of the region’s top venues to an audience of family, friends and industry professionals. Enter now for your chance to shine!
Founder’s Day with Dr. Charles Krauthammer: Learn More
April 30, 2015 | Pittsburgh Marriott North
Celebrate St. Barnabas’ founding with a wonderful evening crowned by the presentation of the prestigious St. Barnabas Charities Hance Award to Dr. Charles Krauthammer.
5K Run/Walk: Learn More
August 1, 2015 | St. Barnabas Medical Center
A 3.1 mile out-and-back course with live music, raffle prizes and free food at a fabulous post-race party that’s rated the best in the ‘Burgh. Join your friends and neighbors for the fun!
Golf Opens: Learn More
June 1 & September 14, 2015 | Butler Country Club
Butler Country Club, private and luscious, is uniquely available to non-members through the St. Barnabas Charitable Golf Open in June and the St. Barnabas Charities Fall Classic in September.
Fashion Gala & Luncheon: Learn More
October 17, 2015 | Kean Theatre
A fun-filled afternoon of unique shopping with specialty artisans and vendors, lunch and a lavish array of raffle baskets. Plus a fashion show with local celebrities modeling the latest fall fashions!
PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS®: Learn More
November – December
Celebrating its 31st season, the annual PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® Christmas program aims to create smiles for area nursing home and assisted living patients. Help us reach our goal of providing gifts and visits for more than 15,000 patients!
Lights of Life: Learn More
November – December
Brighten this Christmas for a nursing home patient. More than 15,000 lights will illuminate the St. Barnabas Nursing Home Christmas tree. Name a light in honor, or memory, of a loved one and raise money for the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund.